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Gavin de Bier Signs 'Bobbing Heads'

Gavin de Bier will be signing at Foyles, Unit 2A Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4BF.


A Walk with the Bristol Suffragettes, Lucienne Boyce

Lucienne tells the story of Bristol's suffragette years in this walk. It starts outside the University of Bristol Students' Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, BS8 1LN, and ends at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Allow 1.5 hours. Further details to follow.


An evening with Lucienne Boyce, author of The Bristol Suffragettes

19:30 - 21:00

Local historian and historical novelist Lucienne Boyce tells the fascinating story of Bristol's suffragette years.
Hosted by North Somerset CWO at the Bristol and Clifton Golf Club, Beggar Bush Lane, BS8 3TH. Tickets are £9 and include a glass of wine and nibbles.
Click here to book and for further details. 
FFI please email office@silverwoodbooks.co.uk.  


School Library Association Conference with Wendy Worley in Glasgow

Wendy will be promoting her book Echoes of Friendship alongside major publishers at this weekend conference.


Votes for Women 100, Bristol MShed, Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

11:00 - 16:00
This free event will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of votes for women. Lucienne will be speaking, and leading a short suffrage walk and a gallery tour.


Frome Small Publishers Fair

A fair for small publishers and indie/self-publishing authors, and a lovely opportunity to network, meet authors, and of course buy books! The Silk Mill, Frome. Read about the 2017 fair here.


Suffrage Stories, Backwell Festival, Literature Tent, Backwell Junior School, BS48 3JJ

Lucienne Boyce in conversation with David Lloyd to tell some of the exciting stories from Bristol's suffrage years.


Swindon, Wiltshire and the Suffragettes Talk with Lucienne Boyce

Lucienne will be talking about local suffragettes at the Bath Centre in Support of the National Trust, Salvation Army Citadel, Green Park Rd, Bath, BA1 1XE. £3 for members and £5 for guests. FFI see the BCNT website.


'Senseless outrages against property’: the Bristol Suffragettes, Bristol Archives, B Bond Ware

17:30 - 18:45
To celebrate International Women’s Day, this talk will use records from Bristol Archives to tell the story of Bristol suffragettes and consider the way national and local politics influenced the course of the militant suffrage campaign in the city. Drop in. No admission fee but donations welcome. For further details see here

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Intent to Betray by Dave Oliver

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Old Boys Young Lives by Graham Jones

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